- Publications & Insights
Jared Lesar is an associate in our Cape Town office’s Corporate Department.
He specialises in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital and general corporate and commercial law. Jared advises on private and public mergers and acquisitions, private equity fund formations, venture capital investments, cross-border transactions, and various other corporate and commercial matters. His experience includes drafting partnership agreements, share sale agreements, shareholders’ agreements, share subscription agreements, conducting due diligence and advising on various company law and corporate matters.
Jared’s venture capital experience includes advising various venture capital funds and investors on their seed and early-stage investments in start-ups and early-stage companies operating in the FinTech and InsureTech space.
Jared has B.Com and LLB (magna cum laude) degrees from the University of Cape Town.
- Advising the DRA Group, a global engineering, project delivery and operations management group operating in the mining and mineral & metals processing sector, in relation to its merger with the Minnovo Group, an Australian engineering group.
- Advising Inspired Evolution Investment Management on the formation of its second clean and renewable energy-focused private equity fund, the Evolution II Fund.
- Acting for 4Di Exponential Tech Fund I, a technology-focused early-stage venture capital fund, in relation to its investment in a number of its portfolio companies operating in the FinTech and InsureTech space.
- Advising Investec Bank Limited in relation to its investment in a start-up company operating in the consumer services sector, which provides among other things, shopping rewards solutions to consumers.
- Advising Investec Africa Private Equity Fund 2, L.P on various corporate and commercial matters relating to two of its FinTech portfolio companies in South Africa and Mauritius.
- Advising Alexander Forbes Limited in relation to its strategic investment in a start-up company operating in the FinTech sector and providing a digital platform for the provision of financial advisory services.